[mythtv] [ANNOUNCE] torrentocracy = rss + bit torrent +
Boyd II, Willy
wboyd at fulbright.com
Mon Jun 21 12:19:02 EDT 2004
>From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org
>[mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Charles Lavin
>Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 11:00 AM
>To: Development of mythtv
>Subject: Re: [mythtv] [ANNOUNCE] torrentocracy = rss + bit
>torrent + myth
>Huh? I use bittorrent just about everyday for downloading
>legal music. I've also downloaded Linux Distros with bittorrent.
>The slashdot post was a little over the top.
>I thought of another way you can get the project shutdown.
>Allow users to make illegal copies of their DVDs. Darn,
>someone already beat me to it. How about a plugin that plays
>illegally downloaded ROMS. Damn!!! Just because a piece of
>software can be used to do illegal things doesn't mean that it
>shouldn't be used.
>In case you live under a rock and haven't heard:
>The courts have already ruled against 321 Studios in a similar matter.
>The court ruled that the DVD Ripping technology violates parts
>of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act because the act
>bars distribution of tools that bypass copy protection
>mechanisms. I do not agree. It's my DVD! I bought it with
>my hard earned money and I'll do what ever the f@#% I want
>with it. Just another civil liberty that has been striped
>from us in the past few years. Don't even get me started on
>the Patriot Act!!!
>Just my 2 cents.
I completely and totally agree. BitTorrent is one of the few apps of
it's ilk that is finally making headway into legitimate uses. I've
downloaded more than a handful of linux distro ISO's using it, and will
continue to do as software (even OSS software!) gets even larger. It's
attitudes like the former that will perpetuate this belief that
BitTorrent is only for piracy and copyright infringement. Thanks a lot,
guys. It's especially worse when paired with gross hypocrisy, as
Charles points out. Myth's associated modules already play mp3's, ROMs,
and rip DVDs. All actions which have very popular illegal uses and
>On Mon, 2004-06-21 at 09:50, Isaac Richards wrote:
>> On Thursday 17 June 2004 03:04 pm, Gary Lerhaupt wrote:
>> > I have taken Renchi Raju's mythnews plugin, revamped the GUI
>> > (borrowing from mythweather, adding a second page), and added
>> > enclosure parsing/downloading to enable bit torrent downloads from
>> > Myth. I am calling this project Torrentocracy.
>> If you can think of a _better_ way to get this project shut
>> interested in hearing it. Thanks for the Slashdot story,
>too. Now Myth is
>> going to be associated with illegal p2p crap for anyone who read it.
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